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The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience, providing support to over 10,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, we are the oldest geological society in the world.
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Volcanoes - An exhibition at the Weston Library...
This is seemingly an age of increasingly feroci...
Fellows will by now have received their voting forms. Read here the statements from all candidates for Council, and President Designate.
Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes
The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research
Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'
Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies
As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...
Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up
Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014! Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.
Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports
When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?
Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.
Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House
You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.
Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists? The Science Council knows...
Check your email and post for voting information from Electoral Reform Services (ERS).
Fancy climbing Africa's highest peak? Roger Scoon* tempts you with the geology of Kilimanjaro.
John Talbot & Chris Eccles (Chartership Committee) set out the features of a new, simplified, less time-consuming scheme.
Jack Treagus tours the beguiling isle with the Reverend Professor Henslow's Map and Memoir of 1822.
Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers the lesser known talents of Benjamin Peach
Malcolm Hart reports on the UNESCO 7th International Conference in Torquay, September 2016.
Six new books reviewed by by Ted Nield, Rob Bowell, Daniel LeHeron, Mark Griffin, John Heneghan and Carle Leanne Washbourne.
The President, Malcolm Brown, welcomes the Chilean ambassador and other dignitaries to Burlington House on the occasion of the publication of Memoir 46.
Morris Hill wonders what ever became of the 'awkward squad' and whether it's time they came back.
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society.
2017 Book Reviews
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Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.
Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.